Definition of mascot in English:

mascot

noun

  • A person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization.

    ‘the squadron's mascot was a young lion cub’
    • ‘Coloured in the five hues of the Olympic rings, the mascots also represent the sea, forests, fire, earth and air.’
    • ‘With him during his epic journey was his mascot, Algy, a large white rabbit.’
    • ‘Our mascot has been a popular figure at matches and events outside of football.’
    • ‘Another difference between the two divisions is the originality of pre-match entertainment offered by the clubs' furry mascots.’
    • ‘Lisa's room was filled with a collection of advertising mascots disguised as playthings.’
    • ‘The event, in which mascots race each other over a series of fences, has been going for three years.’
    • ‘The work opens with the team leader feeding the team mascot, a fish called Plugger.’
    • ‘The mascots will be teamed up with players according to their height.’
    • ‘Virtually every Native American organization has condemned the use of demeaning images or mascots.’
    • ‘All that death and sadness is in the past, and we have sporting events right now in need of a comical mascot.’
    • ‘Elephants have always been Kerala's most favourite mascots, all the more so appealing when they are dressed up for temple or tourism fêtes.’
    • ‘Perth Zoo is another fine place to see native wildlife, such as the platypus and echidna that were the inspiration for the Olympic mascots.’
    • ‘He will be the team mascot and will lead the players out onto the pitch.’
    • ‘He was actually a mascot for the team at the Reebok Stadium earlier in the year.’
    • ‘Every Saturday during football season, hundreds of men climb into foam and fur costumes to spend 90 minutes cavorting as club mascots.’
    • ‘The potential strike by football mascots is gathering momentum, just seven days after the move was revealed by the Evening Press.’
    • ‘Generally, mascots are chosen because they represent honor, valor and bravery.’
    • ‘He is a talented and hardworking player - and seen as a lucky mascot for the team.’
    • ‘In many games, he was known to have mock battles with his trusty sword and threaten the opposing team's mascots.’
    • ‘Their three mascots are unable to make the game due to family commitments, while their players are unable to attend because they are on holiday until Monday.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French mascotte, from modern Provençal mascotto, feminine diminutive of masco ‘witch’.

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